: Laceration with foreign body of lower leg is a laceration wound which has a foreign object embedded within it. This type of injury can be caused by a variety of things such as blunt force trauma, sharp object trauma or an animal bite.
: The diagnosis of a laceration with a foreign body of the lower leg is made after a thorough physical examination and history taking. The physician will look for signs of active bleeding, swelling, tenderness, and a foreign body within the wound. Imaging studies such as x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs may be ordered to confirm the diagnosis.
: Other conditions that can cause lacerations of the lower leg that should be considered in the differential diagnosis include: insect or animal bites, cellulitis, foreign body granulomas, and abscesses.
: The treatment of a laceration with a foreign body of the lower leg will depend on the type of foreign body and the degree of tissue damage. In most cases, the foreign body will need to be removed and the wound will need to be properly cleaned and sutured. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection.
: The prognosis of a laceration with a foreign body of the lower leg will depend on the severity of the injury, the type of foreign body, and the type of treatment received. Generally, if the laceration is properly treated, the prognosis is good and complete healing should occur.